Types of Assistance

  • Down Payment and Closing Cost for first time home buyers
  • Emergency home repair and Home Replacement Assistance for homeowners

Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Program Information

Multifamily Analysis
High Residential Density Ordinance 2018-20
Public Notice SHIP 2023/2024 Allocation

Expedited Processing of Building Permits and Development Orders

Multifamily Rental Development Request for Application (RFA)

Developers can  email Denna Lafferty to request an application.

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC)

BOCC Committee

Fair Housing Coordinator & Information

Fair Housing Pamphlet

It is the policy of Sumter County, in keeping with the laws of the United States of America and the spirit of the Constitution of the State of Florida, to promote through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing of such person's choice in this county, without regard to race, color, ancestry, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, handicap, or age, and, to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing by any person. For more information on Fair Housing contact Denna Lafferty, Housing Coordinator.


Provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for income-eligible residents of Sumter County. The Division encourages homeownership, helps to enhance residential neighborhoods, and assists with creating diverse, affordable housing opportunities. Housing assistance can improve quality of life, strengthen families, and promote economic growth. Access to quality affordable housing is a crucial aspect of maintaining a sustainable community.